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Mountain bikes get Lakes rail boost

Posted 19 July 2011
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Mountain bikes get Lakes rail boost
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Riders who love to get out into the country on their mountain bikes are to be given special help to do so in the Lake District.

The National Park Authority has teamed up with the owners of the Ravenglass to Eskdale narrow-gauge steam railway to hold three special days dedicated to getting people out of their cars and into the saddle.

On 28 July, 11 August, 18 August and 25 August there will be guided bike rides in the area beyond Dalegarth station at the Eskdale end of the line, with three specially-designed carriages being introduced to help people carry their bikes onboard.

The ride back to Ravenglass will be 8.5 miles in length.

Linked with the mainline rail system at Ravenglass itself on Cumbria's west coast, the railway, nicknamed La'l Ratty, was originally used to ferry quarried materials to the coast, but has become a popular tourist attraction with nine stops.

Highlights of the ride include the frequent sightings of red squirrels.
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